|Ben Johnston: Symposium|
Ben Johnston delivers an autobiographical lecture describing his early music influences including Harry Partch as part of a symposium held at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. He also discusses in detail his interest in microtonal music and in particular just intonation. He then answers questions posed by the audience.
Keywords: Lecture/panel Discussion; Microtonal Music; 20th Century Classical; Ben Johnston
|Solo for Voice 58: 18 Microtonal Ragas, 2007 - Other Minds|
Nearly forty years after John Cage composed, “Solo for Voice 58”, an indeterminate work consisting of 18 separate parts, it finds its ideal interpreter in Italian-born dhrupad singer Amelia Cuni. The first performer to prepare the full 18 microtonal ragas for a major performance, Cuni executes microtonal melodies in five different languages with stunning ease. On November 2, 2007, Other Minds, presented the American premiere of this iconoclastic interpretation at a concert in Berkeley Califo...
Keywords: Other Minds; Music; New Music; Microtonal Music; John Cage; Amelia Cuni
|Other Minds Festival 14: Panel Discussion 3 - Other Minds|
The third and final concert of OM 14 was held on March 7, 2009. The program began with Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, moderating a panel discussion with the evening’s featured composers and performers John Schneider, Michael Harrison, Chinary Ung, and Chico Mello. Different tuning systems were discussed with Schneider and Harrison demonstrating two of them while also making the prediction that future composers will be quite comfortable working with a variety ...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 14; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Music; New Music; Microtonal Music
|Other Minds Festival: OM 8 Excerpts - Other Minds|
A video sampler from the 8th Other Minds Festival of New Music, held at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on March 7-9, 2002, The composer lineup for that year included: Ellen Fullman, Takashi Harada, Lou Harrison, Tania León, Annea Lockwood, Pauline Oliveros, Ricardo Taccuchian, Richard Teitelbaum, and Randy Weston. Excerpted Performers: Linda Burman-Hall, harpsichord & tack-piano Randy Weston, piano (Randy Weston African Rhythms Quintet) T.K...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 8; New Music; Jazz; 20th century classical; Chamber music; Percussion ensembles; Electro-acoustic; Ondes Martenot music; Piano trios; Vocalises with electronics; World music; Microtonal music; Sonatas (Harpsichord); Just intonation; Prepared piano music; Tack piano music